February 12, 2021
Out of the blocks

Be the first out of the blocks when the border reopens

Right now, our border remains closed as it has been since March 2020. Many categories of visa are on hold and only New Zealand residents and […]
October 7, 2020
Ta Arai Golf Course

Successful Critical Worker Applications Meet $50M Project Start Date

Pacific Legal succeeds with critical Worker Applications for $50 million Te Arai Golf Course project: Welcomes Changes for Employers Over the past five months, when most […]
September 9, 2020
Covid-19 social distancing

COVID-19: Update 11 September 2020

COVID 19 update 11 September 2020 On 30th August 2020, Auckland moved back to Covid 19 Alert level “2.5” while the rest of New Zealand to […]
July 1, 2020
Onshore Work Visa Application

COVID-19: Update 4 – Level 1: June 2020 Onshore Immigration

For those in New Zealand: Have a plan Those with temporary visas due to expire between 2nd April and 9th July 2020 automatically had their visas extended until […]
July 1, 2020
Business Investments post covid-19

Business and investment opportunities still open: Update: June 2020

We are continuing to get queries from people offshore asking if the business and investor category is continuing on a business as usual basis. What are […]
July 1, 2020
Employer Supported Immigration

Employer supported applications: update June 2020

Proving the position still meets the labour market test The basic rule for many of our work visa categories is that no New Zealanders are available […]
July 1, 2020
Family Immigration to New Zealand

Family situations – Immigration Post COVID-19

How do I apply for a border exception? To apply for an exemption a basic email form is completed which if successful will lead to an […]
July 1, 2020
Business after COVID-19

Offshore work visa applicants Covid 19 Update June 2020

Other critical workers: Is there a ray of light in the tunnel? Recent media coverage has referred to exceptions for the critical production staff for the […]
June 24, 2020
Covid-19 NZ border

COVID-19: Update 4 – Level 1

New Zealand moved to Alert Level 1 on Tuesday 9 June 2020… 80 days after the government announced the alert system on 21 March 2020 New […]